Alejandro Valverde takes first win in 20 months at GP Miguel Indurain

The victory is also Movistar's first of the season

Alejandro Valverde wins GP Miguel Indurain 2021 (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Alejandro Valverde has taken his first win in 20 months at the GP Miguel Indurain, also Movistar's first of the season.

The 40-year-old rolled back the years at the recent Volta a Catalunya, finishing fourth overall behind the Ineos-filled podium, and now takes his first victory since 2019, finishing six seconds ahead of Alexey Lutsenko in second place, his Astana team-mate Luis Léon Sánchez third.

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